Cognitive Behavioural Therapy CPCAB NVQ Level 5 Diploma
Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy CPCAB (CBT L5) About the course: This qualification is intended for qualified counsellors who have acquired the CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling or its equivalent and want to develop CBT skills and theory as an integral part of their counselling work. Practitioners will develop proficiency as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist at a placement agency or workplace, under clinical supervision. Candidates will also develop their approach to carry out client assessments and practice as a senior counsellor within an agency. Client work requirements: You must be in an appropriate setting that would support you working a minimum of 30 formally contracted hours with at least 3 clients (aged 16 or over) using the CBT model, under clinical supervision. Supervision requirements: Supervision in the form of either group or one-to-one supervision to meet BACP minimum requirements. The external supervision for the CBT client work should be with a supervisor who is able to support candidates in their CBT practice. The course includes group training supervision in addition to the candidates own supervision arrangements for their external work as per BACP minimum requirements. Personal counselling or therapy: There are no requirements for personal counselling. CPTA do however recommend that you personally experience being a client to a qualified CBT therapist. You are required to have ready access to a counsellor/therapist as needed or as identified by your tutor or supervisor to support you in your personal and professional development and for containment of your self and client work. Refer to ethical principles and BACP guide lines regarding fitness to practice. Entry requirements: Candidates must have obtained the CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (TC-L4) or equivalent. For internal progressing applicants from our Level 4 course we require a tutor reference of recommendation. For new applicants to CPTA we require a reference from your counselling supervisor and/or course tutor commenting on your suitability for this level of counselling training.